X-Bomber the Game
Welcome to xbomber.co.uk; home of X-Bomber.
X-Bomber is a a fast, modern vertical-scrolling spaceshooter for Windows.
It is based on the Japanese sci-fi TV series; Star Fleet and features lots of arcade action, weapons and explosions.
v0.83g - Upcoming Version2014.11.11 0 x
Areas that I will have to address are:
Media System Upgrades2014.10.19 0 x
Last month, the website's Media section underwent a range of improvements:
More recently, I adjusted it to separate images, media and downloads into separate sections.
Interview with Paul Bliss2014.10.09 0 x
... composer of Star Fleet's soundtrack on Gateway 97.8
The programme features some great samples of Star Fleet's music and seems to have been very well researched.
Impala Star Cruiser2014.10.09 0 x
In the same way as I added Brad Smith's Hive Runner ship to the game as a 'guest enemy'; spawning at random throughout the game, I added another of his designs as a guest ally.
X-Bomber v0.83f2014.09.13 0 x
News Round-Up2014.09.07 0 x
I found some impressive fan work relating to Star Fleet; in the first case, some nice models of the X-Bomber and the Alliance Cruiser and, in the second, a very accomplished painting of a familiar character from the show.
Articles like this show that the Star Fleet Wikia is going from-strength-to-strength:
Here is some more very impressive artwork of possible interest to Star Fleet fans:
A recent and very kind French review of X-Bomber the Game:
Development Updates2014.08.31 0 x
Despite the blow regarding online high scores, I've managed a fair deal of progress with X-Bomber in other areas.
For a long time now, I've noticed an intermittent glitch with Mission 8, where it would suddenly shut the game down for no apparent reason during the 4-5 minute stage of the mission.
I think I've pinpointed the line of code causing the problem. I re-created it and it seems to work a treat.
In passing, I'm updating the mission's volcano sprites, which were OK but had room for improvement.
I'm equally happy with the improvements to the game's ability to capture screenshots of itself and display them in the menu.
Issue with High Score Uploads2014.08.26 0 x
A recent update to Windows 7 and 8.1 (and maybe others) broke compatibility with the MooSock plugin that X-Bomber uses to send high scores to the server.
The Get Object works fine as a replacement but Krystal Hosting's server blocks it and the plugin is simpler and can't be configured to work around the problem.
I'll try contacting Krystal to allow the connection but I may have to set the system up on a different host.
Anyway, I'm working on it, just keep saving your scores locally for now.
X-Bomber Remaster Fansub2014.08.02 0 x
Eddie Frank emailed me on Tuesday about his fansub of X-Bomber Episode 1, created using the X-Bomber Remaster DVDs and Episode 1 Translation, given to me by BladeZ.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching it and I thank Eddie for allowing me to upload the file here.
Fusion 2.52014.07.16 0 x
Clickteam have released a new version of their development software to replace Multimedia Fusion 2, which has served me very well over the last 7 years (after a shaky start).
I thought it best to give them a few months to iron out any bugs in Clickteam Fusion 2.5 first but I ordered it the other week and am planning on building the next version of X-Bomber using it, depending on how much conversion work is required.
My only hesitation in installing CF 2.5 because I couldn't say whether it will overwrite my existing MMF 2.
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